Rogue One Screenwriter Revealed Some Interesting Info About Starfighter Reboot Movie

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The reboot of the 1984 movie, The Last Starfighter may actually be underway. On Twitter, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s screenwriter, Gary Whitta had teased the next project with many concept artworks. The fans of the original movie would recognize the spaceships in these images.

“Okay, probably shouldn’t show you this so early but here’s a little something I’ve been tinkering on with my co-writer Jonathan Betuel,” he had written.

“You might recognize the ships. Thanks to the amazing Matt Allsopp (lead concept artist on ROGUE ONE) for creating these images for us.”

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As if this were not enough evidence, Whitta had followed with a screencap from The Last Starfighter and put the caption, “Okay, back to work… might have a bit more for you later.”

Betuel and Whitta have been trying a whole lot to get The Last Starfighter reboot off the ground way before 2015.

“You’ve got this completely byzantine, impenetrable situation where no one seems to know exactly what the deal is,” Whitta had said.

“Whenever I’ve been in a room in Hollywood, the conversation [goes to], ‘Is there a way to do Starfighter?’ [Executives] will say, ‘We looked into it — there’s no way to get the rights; we don’t understand but can’t get them.’ There are a lot of writers who would kill to have the opportunity to tell a new Starfighter story.”

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It looks like Whitta and Betuel have now gotten this overdue project off the ground.

“We still need to deal with some remaining biz stuff before we can really move forward. We’ve had a lot of talks with Universal,” Whitta had explained.

“We’re determined, one way or another, to make this happen.”

The original movie featured a young man, Alex Rogan being recruited into a war after he had won in an arcade-style video, The Last Starfighter. This game was just a test to find the best starfighters out there in the galaxy.

After he had joined the cause, he battled alien bounty hunters and an army on his own.

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